The Bible and Politics
A course designed to equip Filipino (and other) Christians to undertake balanced and biblical political action.
The course is from an evangelical/charismatic Christian perspective.
It also makes reference to a wide range of secular sources.
Lecturer: John Edmiston
A Theology of Politics (pdf) and as a PowerPoint
A good bibliography from the Bible & Politics course at Oxford University
The material on this website is in two main groups:
1) lecture by lecture suggested readings
2) general reference material for later browsing.
The purpose of this reference material is scholarly interaction with source documents which are generally relevant to politics in the Philippines context.
Some articles are PDF files for which you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
Diversity of Views
The material on this CD will assist the student to understand and interact with the wide range of political views found in the modern world today. Unfortunately some of these views are quite anti-Christian, however they are part of the history of political thought and need to be understood - without necessarily agreeing with their content.
Just in case you are concerned:While this course does advocate Christian involvement in politics it does so from a perspective of non-violence and self-mastery and of general respect for the proper processes of law. It does NOT advocate "liberation theology", Marxism, or violent revolution of any sort or give any support for terrorist activities.